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CNN
Mar 12, 2011 12:00am EST
>>> thanks for watching "360." on monday night, anderson will be reporting from japan. piers morgan starts now. >>> oh, my god! the building's going to fall! >> tonight, apocalypse japan. one of the biggest earthquakes in modern history. miles of devastation. [ crashing sounds ] >> spectacular eyewitness accounts. >> it just blew up! >> what is the fallout from damaged nuclear reactors? and tsunami, nature's most incredible force. i'll talk with one man who's seen it all close up and lived to tell the story. tonight, are natural disasters on the rise? what if it happens here? is this country prepared for the unthinkable? live from los angeles, this is a special edition of "piers morgan tonight." good evening. i'm live from a city that's suffered numerous earthquakes but never any as big as the one that struck japan yesterday. japan right now, it's mid morning. the extent of devastation is becoming clearer. look at the tsunami that struck at 2:46, the strongest quake to hit japan in recorded history. one of the strongest quakes to ever hit the planet. the death toll is likely to go i
CNN
Mar 13, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> first came the violent earthquake, then a devastating tsunami. now japan is battling to prevent another explosion at a nuclear power plant. hello to all of our viewers all over the world. i'm max foster in london. we begin, though, with japan's growing nuclear nightmare, a top government official says there's the possibility of a meltdown two of the country's nuclear reactors. you're watching the smoke rising from saturday's explosion at the number one reactor at the fukushima daiichi plant in the crisis in northeastern japan may get worse, we understand. the crisis in northeastern japan may get worse, we understand. japan's chief cabinet secretary says the number three reactor is also vulnerable but yukio edano can't confirm that it's a meltdown. >> there are different things that go along with having a business, right? and what i have created doesn't require any of that stuff. it's actually -- you don't have to sell anybody anything. you don't have to do customer support. it's an automated way to make money on the internet. in fact i have a video that i'd like to show right no
CNN
Mar 12, 2011 5:00am EST
falling in japan the day after the country's worst earthquake on record and the tsunami has followed. public broadcaster nhk is reporting an explosion at a nuclear power station in northeastern japan. the explosion sent white smoke rising into the air 170 kilometers from the earthquake's epicenter. and the death toll from friday's quake continues to climb. about 900 people are dead and about 700 others are missing. rescue teams have their work cut out for them. >>> well, a powerful quake, a devastating tsunami and now fears of a nuclear meltdown. that is what fukushima residents are facing after a plume of smoke rising into the air as you can see here. this following reports of a radiation leak. four workers on the ground were reportedly injured in the blast. a fuel rod may have melted after the facility's cooling system failed. residents have been evacuated a 10 kilometer radius of the plant. robert is a nuclear engineer based in chicago. he explains what went wrong. the reactors often are very easy to shut youp.. the biggest issue is removing what is called the kahii. it doesn't go
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 3:00am EDT
japan as workers race against the clock to stop a complete nuclear disaster. it's worse than three mile island. as damaged reactors leak radiation, shell-shocked residents are tested for dangerous exposure. fear is spreading around the globe. now will a worried world turn its back on nuclear energy? >>> and new, extraordinary stories of survival and desperate tragedy. >> translator: i have a bad leg so my wife was behind me, cheering me on, saying, "one, two, one, two. the voice stopped. so i looked back, and she was not there. she's dead." >> more than 10,000 people dead or still unaccounted for. >> translator: when the baby was born, it was right after i heard that the bodies of 200, 300 people were washed up. rather than happiness, i felt a twinge of guilt. >> hopes dim for more rescues. >> all six people who were behind me were washed away. i could hear a voice from behind me saying, "hurry up, hurry up," but i could not help them. >>> and violence spreads in the middle east. the latest from elizabeth and bahrain. this is a special edition of "piers morgan tonight." >>> good ev
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 12:00am EDT
>>> welcome back, everyone, to our special coverage of the disaster in japan. i'm michael holmes. >> we want to welcome our viewers in north america as well. it is 1:00 p.m. in japan. and there seems to be no letup in the fear that's gripping the disaster stricken nation. tokyo is now requesting help from the u.s. military in this emergency. we want to bring you all we know so far. japanese officials say part of a nuclear reactor containment vessel at the fukushima daiichi power plant may be damaged. they say a breach in the containment vessel in reactor number three may be what's caused a white cloud of smoke or steam to rise above the power plant. they can't confirm either way on that. now, already, there have been several explosions and fires at the plant since friday's massive earthquake and tsunami. workers have been trying to stop a nuclear meltdown by cooling those damaged reactors from which radiation has escaped. however, officials say workers have now suspended their operations, and have been evacuated. authorities also say radiation readings at fukushima daiichi have b
CNN
Mar 12, 2011 3:00am EST
>> as fast as the water swept across japan it has now receded, leading behind a mess. stunning new video from the disaster in japan. hello and welcome to our viewers from the united states and around the world. you are watching world report here on cnn. japan has declared states of emergency at two nuclear power plants. the nuclear agency said a small amount of proactive cesium has escaped. this was probably caused by the melting of a fuel rod. they are continuing to fuel the fuel by pumping the water around the rods. radiation levels are more than eight times where the plants about 250 kilometers northeast of tokyo. the plants are having problems with their cooling systems after friday's monster quake unleashed a ten meter high tsunami thatter to through coastal towns and cities. an expert we talked with earlier says this is a very dangerous situation. >>> a new day in japan with new scenes of devastation. japanese news agency now reports 433 people are confirmed dead. almost 800 others are missing. rescuers are reaching for survivors. schools of buildings are collapsed or damaged
CNN
Mar 20, 2011 12:00am EDT
accomplish nothing. and grappling with the new reality, japan looks for strength as the death toll climbs. >> we are following two developing stories this hour on "world report." hello, i'm fionnuala sweeney and i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. in libya, dawn approaches this sunday morning with "operation odyssey dawn" well under way. french, u.s., and british coalition forces began hammering key libyan installations late on saturday to enforce a no-fly zone newly approved by the u.n. security council. responding to the fighter jets and cruise missiles, moammar gadhafi's defenses have been peppering libya's skies with anti-aircraft fire. here now the very latest. the pentagon saying that so far, more than 100 u.s. and british tomahawk cruise missiles have slammed into libyan targets aimed primarily at air defense systems. despite the ways of attacks libyan leader gadhafi remains defiant, condemning the coalition strikes and urging people around the world to aid in libya's defense. the british prime minister, david cameron, calls the allied ef
CNN
Mar 15, 2011 12:00am EDT
natural disaster ever to hit japan. whole neighborhoods washed away. rescuers from around the world desperately searching for survivors. >> i left my house with nothing. all i managed to do is evacuate my elderly parents. my house, everything is gone. >> now the growing nuclear emergency, dangerous radiation leaking from damaged reactors. hundreds of thousands forced to flee their homes. can japan avert a meltdown. and if a disaster strikes this country, will you be safe. >>> also, aid for japan. where your money's going. and my exclusive live interview with yoko ono. this is a special edition of "piers morgan tonight." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> good evening. the situation in japan tonight is dire. we start with breaking news. a little while ago, there was another explosion of a nuclear power plant in the northern part of the country. radiation levels are four time the previous level. the death toll in the wake of the tsunami is officially risen to 2,414. it will surely go much higher. meanwhile, we've just received this extraordinary video. it was shot the moment the
CNN
Mar 14, 2011 9:00pm EDT
hearing from the reports at nhk live from japan, they're reporting leaks of radiation out of this containment vessel. this is the last possible piece of bad news one wants to hear. >> we keep getting hit in the gut over and over and over again with bad news in japan. it's worth putting it in context. we see this nuclear problem compound upon itself, there is already a horrible natural disaster and thousands and thousands of people have died. >> that's it from here tonight. here is breaks new right now. >> tonight, the world watches a naugs in shock. >> i still cannot believe that happened. >> thousands dead. thousands more missing in the worst natural disaster ever to hit japan. whole neighborhoods washed away, rescuers from around the world desperately searching for survivors. >> i left my house with nothing. all i managed to do is evacuate my elderly parents. i don't know what to do because my house and everything is gone. >> now growing nuclear emergency. dangerous radiation leaking from damaged reactors. hundreds of thousands forced to flee their homes. can japan avert a meltd
CNN
Mar 24, 2011 9:00pm EDT
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CNN
Mar 20, 2011 3:00am EDT
, thank you very much. fionnaula? >> thank you too. we'll be heading to japan when "world report" returns. we'll tell you about the latest problems at the fukushima nuclear power complex. i think my purse is upstairs on the bed. it's not here. check the dining room. nope. the upstairs closet? announcer: moms everywhere are finding ways to keep kids active and healthy. get ideas. get involved. get going at letsmove.gov. uncovering hotel freebies like instant discounts, free-nights... ...and free breakfast at hotels in virtually every city. so, thanks to this large man in a little jetpack... you can search thousands of hotel freebies... right now only at priceline. sweet & salty nut bars... they're made from whole roasted nuts and dipped in creamy peanut butter, making your craving for a sweet & salty bar irresistible, by nature valley. >>> time to find out what's happening in japan. >> japan got more unsettling news out of its crippled fukushima nuclear power complex today. the nation's nuclear safety agency revealed the pressure in the containment vessel of reactor number three a
CNN
Mar 22, 2011 12:00am EDT
arab regime on the ropes. is yemen the next to fall? and in japan, new fears over radiation and the food supply. is the already desperate population at greater risk? this is a special live edition of "piers morgan tonight" from london. good evening. breaking news from libya and shocking video uploaded to youtube today. cnn cannot independently confirm details of when or where it was shot but it shows civilians on a street being bombed. watch the scene. extraordinary footage of civilians being bombed in misurata. some were heard shouting before the explosion hit. we don't know what happened to the people closest to the explosion or who caused it. we have dramatic new video taken in tripoli showing tracer fire over the city. there have been a series of bombardments from allied forces towards colonel gadhafi's forces. nic robertson is live in tripoli. what's the latest there? there seems to be a lot of activity going on. >> reporter: it's been quiet for three hours but it's been a busy night in the city. we have seen at 8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. and midnight strikes on the city followed by
CNN
Mar 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
japan, where engineers at the crippled fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant are trying to attach electric cables to restart water pumps to cool hot nuclear fuel. japan says inspectors have found radiation in milk and spinach. that exceeds national health standards. the other major story we are following, of course, in libya. cnn journalists saw a fighter jet fall out of the sky in flames on saturday in the city of benghazi. that's the second largest city. it is the center of the opposition. they also report explosions and tank movements in the areas. the most immediate events, of course, are happening right now in libya, and they are moving fast in that rebel stronghold of benghazi. what do we know? and what do we not yet really fully appreciate of what's happening? first the explosions were heard around the time that that fighter jet was shot down. and our cnn team tells us in benghazi they've seen tanks and artillery rounds in several locations in and around the city. these latest events come just seven or eight hours after the libyan government told cnn it was observing u.n.-o
CNN
Mar 13, 2011 12:00am EST
i'm wolf blitzer. stay with cnn for special coverage of japan's earthquake disaster. we continue our coverage right now. >>> reactor number three of the number one nuclear power plant is in danger and now have you informed some -- have you issued any additional evacuation order? >> radiation levels said to be going down at a damaged nuclear reactor in japan. now, another reactor is running into trouble. it is 2:00 p.m. in tokyo. welcome to our continuing coverage of the earthquake and the tsunami in japan. aim pauline chu in hong kong. >> i'm rosemary church. welcome our viewers in the was around the world. >> that's right. we start with the greatest worry at this hour, which is a possible, a possible nuclear meltdown. officials focusing on two nuclear power reactors at one of two nuclear plants in trouble in northern japan. reactors control the initiation and generation of power, an official with japan's nuclear agency says a meltdown may be under way in one reactor at the fukushima daiichi plant but that's disputed by officials. there was an explosion at the plant saturday inju
CNN
Mar 18, 2011 9:00pm EDT
-fire. he is killing people in mizurata now. >> japan's nuclear nightmare. turns out the danger is greater than first thought. >> the situation surrounding the accident is still very grave. >> and tonight, a man inside the fukushima plant when the earthquake hit. i'll ask him how he got out alive. >>> and israel, more from my exclusive interview with a surprisingly emotional prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> they're given a pass, the palestinian authority. and i say stop giving them a pass. >>> and i'll ask the chief plo representative to the united states if he can make peace with netanyahu. this is a special live edition of "piers morgan tonight" from london. good evening, we begin with libya. president obama is warning muammar gadhafi the international community will go ahead with air strikes if gadhafi does not abide by cease-fire. arwa damon is in libya tonight. what do you think is happening now? when do you think we may see some military action? >> reporter: well, piers, that's what everyone here really wants to know. when it comes to that cease-fire that is meant to hav
CNN
Mar 23, 2011 12:00am EDT
-- our military and why they're there. >> and in japan, tsunami ghost town. a study that was -- city that was once home to 10,000 abandoned by rescuers. i'll talk to one of the few people left behind. this is a special live edition of "piers morgan tonight" in new york. good evening. more and more extraordinary videos are emerging from libya today. most of them shocking in their graphic violence. they show how desperate the battle for the country has become. take a look at this. [ crowd noise ] [ gunfire ] >> cnn can't independently confirm where and when these videos were shot. our best information is that this one shows street fighting in tripoli and benghazi in recent days. as you can see, the fighting escalates from gunshots to hand-to-hand combat. we also have this very disturbing video which appears to show the bodies of an entire family killed in misurata. it was uploaded to youtube earlier today. tonight we're covering breaking news all over the globe. live reports from the very best of cnn's correspondents from the middle east to japan. >>> we begin with the crisis in libya.
CNN
Mar 13, 2011 9:00pm EDT
i'm anderson cooper just coming to you from north of fukushima, japan, where japan is dealing with two emergencies going on now at the same time. trying to deal in the area around sendai and to the north of sendai in the northeast of japan with the aftermath from friday's earthquake and tsunami. the death toll stands right now at 1,600 but that is expected to rise. one official in the north saying he expects the death toll to be in the tens of thousands. the other emergency going on at two separate nuclear plants in the area around foukushima to te south of where i am, two emergency situations at nuclear plants. authorities believe there has been at least -- they believe there has been a meltdown in one of the reactors at one of the plants, but it is simply too hot at this point for them to be able to confirm that. they're working on cooling it down by pumping in sea water, a very unusual development. we'll have a lot about that in the two hours that we're broadcasting ahead. they've evacuated an area of some 20 kilometers, about 12 miles, around one of those plants in fukushima. e
CNN
Mar 17, 2011 9:00pm EDT
. i want to start with the appa appalling events in japan and get your take on what's happened there and your view of what this means for nuclear energy. of course, you have two reactors in israel. what do you think? >> first i think it's a terrible tragedy because everybody -- i look at the pictures in japan and i think what every israeli thinks and i think what every person in the world thinks -- this could be us. thousands, tens of thousands of people lost their lives. hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, perhaps tens of millions living under a cloud. and i think -- first of all, i think about the fortitude of the people of japan and their suffering. their stoicism. and i admire that. at the same time, i think of their great agony and anxiety. you know, there's a difference between natural disasters and what we see today. you have an earthquake that passes, this is different, this is a confluence of a natural disaster and a manmade disaster. and the clouds of radioactivity, the uncertainty of what will happen with it is the cloud that hangs over the people of japan, and i thin
CNN
Mar 16, 2011 9:00pm EDT
the breaking news on the other big story of the day, japan and here with that is my colleague anderson cooper, who is in tokyo. anderson, what's the latest and in particular from the news of the fukushima plant, there seems to be an escalating danger there this evening. >> reporter: well, there's been a clarification at least of the problem from the u.s. government who's basically said that the problem is worse than the japanese government has been letting on, has been saying this their public statements. we're just getting in new video right now of helicopters dropping water by the reactor. i'm not sure -- i can't tell if it's dropping water directly on to one of the reactors or several of the reactors or if they're just bringing water nearby that's then pumped by trucks. i would assume it's being dropped by helicopters and if that is, in fact, happening that's a very alarming development because what we learned from the u.s. government today is that some of the spent fuel rods in one of the reactors have actually been exposed that there actually is no water covering them. th
CNN
Mar 20, 2011 9:00pm EDT
, japan. there's new radiation showing up in food and water in the aftermath of the tsunami. the earthquake. much more of our coverage from japan. we'll have a live report and from libya when we come back. or a heart attack known as acs, you may not want to face the fact that you're at greater risk of a heart attack or stroke. plavix helps protect people with acs against heart attack or stroke: people like you. it's one of the most researched prescription medicines. goes beyond what they do alone by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking and forming dangerous clots. plavix. protection against heart attack or stroke in people with acs. [ female announcer ] plavix is not for everyone. certain genetic factors and some medicines such as prilosec reduce the effect of plavix leaving you at greater risk for heart attack and stroke. your doctor may use genetic tests to determine treatment. don't stop taking plavix without talking to your doctor as your risk of heart attack or stroke may increase. people with stomach ulcers or conditions that cause bleeding should not use plavix. t
CNN
Mar 19, 2011 3:00am EDT
-- >> we're interrupting that tape to take you live to japan where the chief secretary is speaking. he is the government's point person on making announcements. let's listen to what he has to say. >> we were in the middle of the process of preparation. i cannot give you any definitive information. for the third and fourth reactor, we have been able to, we believe -- excuse me. this is for the number three reactor. the spent fuel storage. we have been able to capture water inside. at this point in time, we believe the situation has been stabilized. much remains to be seen. we will continue on with the water spraying operation for number three reactor. at the same time we make sure there will be continuous operation for number four reactor operation as well. furthermore, more fundamental solution will be sought after that is restoration and this preparation has progressed. that's from external transmission lines. we will be able to monitor the environment at the site and we will be able to stabilize the situation there. efforts are still under way. with regard to water injection our intenti
CNN
Mar 18, 2011 3:00am EDT
here in japan. worker still struggling to cool those damaged reactors in the fukushima-daiichi plant. dramatic developments. workers continuing to try to pump water into those -- into the spent fuel reactor pools. an emergency diesel generator is supplying power to units number five and six, reactors five and six. that's a bit of good news. engineer still working on restoring electrical power to the rest of the stricken plant. new pictures to show you the grand jury at the plant. the iaea says at least 20 people have been sickened from possibl radiation contamination. that is in addition to 19 injured and some missing at the plant. they've been using helicopters and water cannons to cool the reactors. officials say the results have been unclear. the other breaking news story tonight is the u.n. security council has voted to impose a no-fly zone and other measures over libya to try to stop gadhafi's advancement from -- stopping forces from getting any further toward the city of benghazi. i want to go to the u.n. and richard roth. also we have nic robertson in tripoli. we'll try to mak
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 12:00am EDT
also going to check in on what's going on on another huge story unfolding, japan. there's new radiation showing up in food and water in the aftermath of the tsunami, the earthquake. much more of our coverage from japan. we'll have a live report and from libya when we come back. and here's what we did today: we put almost three million americans to work... ...adding nearly 400 billion dollars to the economy. generated over two and a half million kilowatts of electricity... ...enough energy to power a quarter of america. we gave your kids a cleaner ride to school. kept the lights on during a calm day at the wind farm. heated 57 million u.s. homes. simmered grandma's chicken noodle soup. melted tons of recycled glass. roasted millions of coffee beans. provided electricity for nearly 29 million home computers. heated your bathwater. cooked your takeout. lit your way home. we helped america import less of its energy. cleared the air by burning cleaner than other fuel sources, with less pollutants and no mercury. and tomorrow, we could do even more. we're cleaner, domestic, abundant
CNN
Mar 14, 2011 3:00am EDT
urbiam >>> it's 4:00 p.m. in japan on a day where many japanese try to get back to work following friday's historic earthquake and tsunami. but at this point, there is no escape from the heartbreak and the troubles afflicting a nation so overwhelmed by catastrophe. hello, i'm andrew stevens from cnn's studios in hong kong welcoming this hour, our viewers in the u.s. as around the world. well, there are also reports of more trouble at the nuclear plant in fukushima. japanese media are reporting the cooling system has stopped at one of the reactors there. let's get straight to stan grant. he is following that story from our tokyo bureau, and he joins us live now. stan? >> reporter: yeah, this continues to grow, doesn't it, andrew? this entire nuclear emergency. it seems to be one development after another. and none of them particularly good. we're hearing now about the number 2 reactor at the daiichi nuclear plant. this makes three of the reactors there, 1, 2, and 3 that are experiencing these cooling problems. now this information is being reported in japanese media and they're clo
CNN
Mar 11, 2011 3:00am EST
suffered more damage. it is not obvious from here. the real dramas are clearly northeast japan along the northeast coast. we're seeing that picture, large scale fires, you see the waters flooding in. that's where the damage is concentrated. >> we have listened to the japanese prime minister appealing to the people to remain calm. a difficult thing to do, certainly, under these circumstances as you fear along the coastline. the northeast there. the approach of yet another tsunami. what about people trying to get a hold of loved ones. family members. i'm seeing a lot of that on my twitter account. people trying to make contact with their friends and family. >> yes. i think the problem is that the phones are very jammed. everyone is on the phone, on their mobile. even the land lines are a bit difficult. i was able to get through to my family in the first half-hour after that happened. they were fine. the system i think is overloaded. i suspect that rather than damage to the telephone's infrastructure. so there will be a lot of anxiety. particularly for people who have family in the northeas
CNN
Mar 23, 2011 9:00pm EDT
and japan. libya, new reports of explosions, tripoli, a loud explosion was reportedly heard in the capital according to reuters. residents say they saw smoke rising from a military base. we'll take you live to tripoli for late-breaking details. also we're told coalition forces are targeting ground forces in ajdabiya and misrata and several people in those cities tell us it cannot come soon enough. witnesses in misrata say gadhafi forces shelled near the main hospital there today killing at least two people. we'll talk to a man in misrata and also a man in syria for the latest on government crackdown on demonstrators there. in japan, problems in the nuclear power plant continue. black smoke could be seen from inside the reactor today forcing workers to leave their posts and evacuate. they've only just been cleared to return a short while ago. the desperate scramble continuing to stay a step ahead of the meltdowns there. this is a country with now worries about their water supply. radiation levels considered too high for young children found in the water as far away as tokyo. those s
CNN
Mar 29, 2011 9:00pm EDT
, demanding the world see her daughter. in japan, highly radioactive water threatening to spill out into the ocean. we'll talk to a nuclear expert and dr. sanjay gupta about the risks and dwindling choices. more at the top of the hour. more "piers morgan tonight" in a moment. nationwide insurance. talk to me. should i bundle all my policies with nationwide insurance ? watch this. on one hand, you have your home insurance with one company. and on another hand, you have your auto with another. and on another hand, you have your life with another. huh... but when you bundle them all together with nationwide insurance... ... they all work together perfectly-- and you could save 25%. wow... it's all in the wrists. ♪ nationwide is on your side >>> joining us now two people who know a lot about both sides of twitter. katie, you wrote a spectacularly readable article about twitter in which you said your mind and soul is in cyberspace and all we're left with is the husk. >> even better, my husband said that. the story really looked at the role that twitter can play in relationships for better or fo
CNN
Mar 15, 2011 3:00am EDT
>>> that's it for "360." "piers morgan tonight" starts now. >>> tonight, apocalypse japan. the world watches a nation in shock. >> i still cannot believe that happened. >> thousands dead. thousands more missing in the worst natural disaster ever to hit japan. whole neighborhoods washed away. rescuers from around the world desperately searching for survivors. >> translator: i left my house with nothing. all i managed to do was evacuate my elderly parents. i don't know what to do because my house and everything is gone. >> now the growing nuclear emergency. dangerous radiation leaking from damaged reactors. hundreds of thousands forced to flee their homes. can japan avert a meltdown? and if disaster strikes this country, will you be safe? also, aid for japan. i'll ask the head of the red cross where your money's going. and my exclusive live interview with yoko ono. this is a special edition of "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. the situation in japan tonight is dire. we start with breaking news. a little while ago there was another explosion at a damaged nuclear power plan
CNN
Mar 14, 2011 12:00am EDT
radiation. >> that's dr. sanjay gupta there. for more on what the earthquake has done to japan's nuclear reactors, go to our website. we've posted answers to a number of your questions and that's all on cnn.com. now to the hard-hit city of sendai home to a million people that city has been left in ruins. rescuers are into their fourth day of picking through the rubble and the images from sendai are remarkable. just take a look at this. 2,000 bodies have been found. hopes of finding survivors are finding. our kyung lah is covering that in sendai. >> reporter: they continue to search for the living in sendai. two days into the disaster in this one residential area called futaki rescuers are still pulling the injured to safety. a silver gurney lifts a survivor. but increasingly, the found are the dead. search crews pull a body from the waters, someone who drowned in a car. another body lies under this tarp. a large number of military and search crews finding more dead and fewer living victims as the hours pass. "frightening beyond belief," says this man. "i have no words." his uncle and mot
CNN
Mar 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
events in japan play into the, if you like, paralysis of policymakers, their inability to deal with two gigantic issues at the same time? u. >> reporter: well, i think that is a huge problem. i mean it's not because of japan, but already you had within the consuls of the american government deep, deep divisions. you had the pentagon. defense secretary robert gates, very much against military intervention and said so publicly. so if there was going to be intervention, if it was going to move ahead quickly, it needed focused global attention, and once you had the earthquake and the tragedies that have beset japan, that attention was diverted. it's not just a problem of the government. it's also a problem of the press, and in a sense, it's a problem of all of us. we watch one thing for a few hours or days and then when something else happens we turn our attention. what happened in japan was huge. suddenly all global attention focused that and it was precisely at that moment that gadhafi was able to move ahead very, very aggressively, using his military force to crush his people. and it
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 3:00am EDT
. >>> in japan, a grandmother and teenage grandson were rescued on sunday nine days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami. they survived on the food in their refrigeratorefrigerator. rescuers spotted him. across northeastern japan, japanese officials have put the death toll at 8,450. nearly 13,000 are missing. >>> at the crippled fukushima power plant, electricity has been restored to the water pumps on reactors 5 and 6. workers hope to have water pumps running again soon at reactor number 2. >>> in a speech in rio de janeiro today, president obama made only a brief reference to the coalition attacks in libya. he called the rebels courageous, and he said they're taking a stand against a regime determined to brutalize its own people. john boehner issued a sharply worded statement calling on obama to offer more details on u.s. military goals in libya. >>> for the first time since she was shot, congresswoman gabrielle giffords spent time with her brother-in-law who just returned from the international space station. scott kelly like giffords's husband mark is an astronaut. you'll reca
CNN
Mar 28, 2011 9:00pm EDT
rights activist. those stories and a new video, the tsunami in japan you have to see to believe. >>> i'm joined again by my panel, governor bill richardson, republican anthony weiner and donald trump. let me start with you, i can see you shaking your head furiously at what donald trump was saying. >> i was shaking my head at you as well. back to back questions, at once it was how come we're not getting support from the rest of the country. part of being a coalition like nato, a country like the united states you have to put together coalitions so you're not doing all the heavy lifting. it's sheer folly to believe that the international oil supply is not a fungible thing. if you think it doesn't impact u.s. economy, it does, but that's not why the president said we were going in, he said because we're a country that doesn't sit by and let people be slaughtered. i'm glad we're not. does that mean we have to go completely in? it reminds me of the old joke. the food here is terrible and the portions are too small. he's probably doing the right thing. >> donald trump, you apparently don't kno
CNN
Mar 30, 2011 9:00pm EDT
blow to the gadhafi regime plus troubling news out of japan. new radiation spikes in a town well outside the evacuation zone and disturbing new details on conditions the heroic workers at the plant are dealing with it. eating crackers, little, food, little sleep. not the right kind of protect tiff equipment. shocking stuff. try to figure out why it is happening. dr. sanjay gupta joins us. now back to piers morgan. but my doctor told me that during that time my high cholesterol was contributing to plaque buildup in my arteries. that's why i'm fighting my cholesterol... with crestor. along with diet, crestor does more than help manage cholesterol, when diet and exercise alone aren't enough. crestor is also proven to slow plaque buildup in arteries. crestor is not right for everyone, like people with liver disease, or women who are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant. simple blood tests will check for liver problems. tell your doctor about other medicines you are taking, or if you have muscle pain or weakness. that could be a sign of serious side effects. ask your doctor if cr
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